Hello everyone! My name is Katie Frazier and I am both weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KVIA.
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from Centennial High School in 2017. Growing up, I always had a passion for marine biology, and I remember wanting to help to rehabilitate sick or injured marine animals. However, in the summer after my junior year, I realized that there really weren’t a lot of jobs for marine biologists. I didn’t know what to do next, but I knew I loved watching the clouds and watching the radar for ANY raindrops or possible thunderstorms that would crop up occasionally in Las Vegas. While it might sound silly, that’s exactly how I ended up here in El Paso.
My next stop took me to the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile receives an average of 67 inches of rain per year and is in fact the rainiest city in the United States. There I studied various mathematics such as calculus 1-3, differential equations, statistics and various physics courses. The path to a degree in meteorology is not easy, so if you’re interested, be aware. In May 2021, I graduated with distinction with a major in meteorology and a minor in communications. Soon after, I moved to El Paso where I started working in June 2021.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any weather questions, weather / cloud photos, story ideas, or meteorology degree graduation questions. If you see me in public, feel free to say hello.